Learning Mohawk on your phone: Kanesatake school launches language app – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019238 Views

Feb 12, 2019

‘We have a huge vocabulary of words that are usually not heard in other communities’

A Mohawk immersion elementary school in Kanesatake, Que, is hoping to bring language learning outside of the classroom with the launch of a new app.

Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk is a mobile phone app with a vocabulary of 500 Kanien’kéha words across 39 different categories like animals, numbers and greetings.

“I thought it would be a good way to preserve our language and have it available, not just for our students, but parents and community,” said Deborah Rennie, the special needs co-ordinator at Rotiwennakéhte Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/kanesatake-mohawk-language-app-1.5014478

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